Salvation Army Thrift Store Rings in a Miracle with almost $300,000 raised for Christmas Kettle campaign

Making a commitment to ring in a miracle for the new year The Salvation Army Thrift Store National Recycling Operations (NRO)has raised close to $300,000 toward The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle campaign to support millions of Canadians in need.

“We wanted another amazing campaign this year to bring special joy to our local communities by giving back,” said Michele Walker, Director of Retail Operations at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “By our incredible results, which is a 29% increase from the previous year, we can say our store teams and guests were truly inspired!” 

Over seven weeks in the Christmas season, 108 Salvation Army Thrift Store locations raised $290,691 in support of  local Salvation Army programs and services. “These results reflects the unbelievable kindness of our generous guests and staff who strongly believe in the work being done by The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty,” Walker added. 

All kettle donations remain in the local communities in which they were raised and enable The Salvation Army to help individuals and families with the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. Contributions also aids their life-changing programs such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, job and skills training, and budgeting and education classes, which help people find a way out of poverty, permanently. 

Christmas Kettles is one of several GoodWorks@WorkTM campaigns that NRO leads throughout the year to provide additional support to local Salvation Army divisions.